Daily Archives: February 21, 2017

Toyoda Gosei switches to car parts plant to LNG

Rate this article By LNG World News Illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Toyoda Gosei)Japanese car parts manufacturer Toyoda Gosei said it has installed liquefied natural gas equipment at its Morimachi plant and switching boiler fuel from heavy oil to LNG. The Morimachi plant in Shizuoka produces weatherstrips and other rubber automotive parts. The company…

Aker BP obtains consent to tie Oda to Ula field

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Norway’s offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has given Aker BP consent to connect Centrica’s Oda field to its Ula platform in the North Sea off Norway, The Oda oil field, previously called Butch, was discovered in 2011 in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, approximately…

MHI-MME completes retrofit work on 80 LNG tankers

Rate this article By LNG World News Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine has finalized retrofit work to enable 80 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to sail on low sulfur fuel. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided in October 2016 to impose a global 0.50% marine fuel sulfur limit from 2020. In order to…

Safety body: Statoil’s Troll field incident could’ve been fatal

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today The Norwegian authorities have completed an investigation into a potentially catastrophic accident that happened aboard a Statoil-run drilling rig in the North Sea in 2016. The well control incident occurred on October 15, 2016, aboard the Songa Endurance semi-submersible drilling rig at the Troll field off Norway, prompting…

McDermott reports ‘slight loss’

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today.. Houston-based engineering, procurement, construction and installation company McDermott International ended the last quarter of 2016 with a net loss due to an unexpected cost increase on one of its projects. However, when compared to the year-before period, the company’s loss was smaller. According to its quarterly report on…

Meyer Werft cuts steel for world’s first LNG liner

Rate this article By LNG World News Image courtesy of AIDA CruisesMeyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg kicked off the construction of the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship for AIDA cruises with the steel cutting ceremony on Tuesday, February 21. The vessels, with a size in excess of 180,000 gross tons and around 2,500 cabins each…